Introducing our new intern, Jacob!

Hi DJJ,

I'm Jacob (he/him) and I'm excited to be interning at DJJ this summer.

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DJJ Restructuring Process Overview & Key Insights

Since Eleanor Gamalski left the staff team in January, Susannah Goodman has been facilitating an incredible transition team of DJJ leaders and friends with deep movement experience to restructure our staff team. Check out the process these folks used and the insights they generated here. 

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Full-Throated Song & Really Good Lawyers.

Dear friends,

This past weekend, we received an incredible honor. DJJ accepted the "Unsung Hero" award from our local National Lawyers Guild at their 82nd Anniversary Dinner. It was surreal: listening to Julie's glowing introduction, hearing Rashida's appreciation, and witnessing a standing ovation... can it really be that in a few short years we have earned this kind of respect from Detroit's justice community?

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Climate Change & Consciousness

Rabbi Moshe Givental recently travelled to the UK to join the Extinction Rebellion protests. 

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Join the Wolfgang Host Committee or purchase tickets!

Click here to be taken to the ticket and Host Committee registration page for the Wolfgang Awards!

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We're hiring an Organizer for Campaigns & Education!

Come work with us! Click here to check out the job posting for our next Organizer for Campaigns & Education.

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R'Alana speaks on behalf of DJJ at NLG Awards Dinner

On Saturday May 11th, Rabbi Alana Alpert spoke on behalf of Detroit Jews for Justice at the Metro Detroit Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild's 82nd Anniversary Dinner upon receiving the "Unsung Hero" award. View and/or read her remarks here.

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Housing Justice Action on May Day

On May Day DJJ stood in solidarity with Good Jobs Now, a member of the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures, to protest the needless displacement caused by tax foreclosure.

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First-ever Myra Wolfgang Awards Gala Event!

DJJ has been a force to reckon with since it was initiated in late 2014, with Rabbi Alana Alpert as its amazing Executive Director.  Created under the auspices of Reconstructionist Congregation T'chiyah of Oak Park, DJJ has been involved in numerous social justice projects, collaborating with and creating an ever larger network of individuals and organizations that share its values and mission.  Water justice, the $15/hour minimum wage, opposition to housing evictions, and more--DJJ and its growing team of leaders and participants have been hard at work every week of every year, with huge accomplishments to show for it.  Grant acquisitions, numerous large gifts by individuals, a totality of grass roots contributions, and some fundraising events along the way have provided DJJ with the funds to continue its awesome work benefiting the people of Detroit and the metro area.  It was an honor to become involved with DJJ from the outset, and I am now more excited than ever to be part of the team planning the first-ever Myra Wolfgang Awards Gala Event, planned for September 19, 6-9 pm, at NextEnergy, in Detroit.

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Meeting with Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner

On April 11th, Lori and I had the opportunity to meet with Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner as the result of an encounter I had with Stephanie Bulick at World Water Day. 

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